You probably remember the scrappy Texas billionaire Ross Perot, and his 1992 presidential campaign.
His outsider appeal and anti-Washington rhetoric won him nearly a fifth of the vote, and destroyed any chance for Bush's re-election.Continue »
I've beheld the Republican exuberance of 2010 and can contrast it starkly with the GOP doldrums that existed in 2006.
I have seen the Democrats rebound in 2008 and watched in astonishment as they forgot how to fight back two years later.
Why is it that Nancy Pelosi is such a lightning rod for criticism from the right but Sarah Palin is an icon? She may be misguided, but Pelosi is demonstratively smart and capable. Is that what riles the right? Even Republicans reject Palin as presidential timber, so why her enduring popularity/impact?Continue »
Rodney Dangerfield, who got no respect in life, didn't expect any in death. His headstone reads: "There goes the neighborhood."
I find it interesting that, in the week leading to election day, the two teams competing in the World Series come from areas that stand on opposite sides of the political arena. The Texas Rangers, from arguably the most conservative state in the nation, wear red jerseys on occasion. As red states go, it doesn't get much redder than Texas.
As for the Giants two words: San Francisco.
Red vs Blue, Tea Party vs Green Party, Flyover Country vs The Left Coast, Limbaugh vs. Olberman. Okay, we get it.
Tony Maciulis is a producer for the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric. It was Katie's idea. "Let's talk to real voters, and hear what they have to say." We decided in a story meeting we'd focus on some key demographics, critical groups that could have an impact on the midterm elections.
My colleagues Matt Lombardi, Caroline Horn and I divided up stories. We talked to independent voters who were steadily slipping away from the Democrats in polls from the summer into the fall. We talked to unemployed people who have a personal interest in seeing the jobless numbers fall below the 9.6 percent mark where they've been hovering. We also spoke to the young people who helped make President Obama's historic victory possible. Are they still inspired to vote today?Continue »
Despite a gloomy forecast for Democrats, Senator Robert Menendez tried to spread a little sunshine...touting some early voting tabs in key states...including California, Wisconsin and Washington.
But when a steadily increasing number of Independents are leaning Republican, as Politico reports, a wave is coming. The question is, how big will it be?
Republicans only need 39 pick ups to win the House, and there are 77 Democratic seats at risk for turnover.
The key to holding ground in Congress will be getting out the vote among the president's core supporters...young people, African Americans, and women.
That's where President Obama's focus will be in these final antediluvian days...as he tries to keep a tide from reaching biblical proportions.
That's a page from my notebook.
I'm Katie Couric, CBS News.
by CBS News national correspondent Jeff Glor
Think about it.
If you had to live with 100 things or less, could you do it?
If so, what, exactly, would they be?
We're talking laptop computers, coffee machines, couches, cars, jackets, iPods - all of it. Every item counts. You have to get down to 100 items or less. Not easy, right?Continue »